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Wild Quinoa Pilaf With Hemp Seeds

rated 2.5 of 5 stars A vegetarian pilaf freeze dried backpacking meal which may or may not be suited to your palate. Freeze dried food — some are good, others downright terrible. The AlpineAire Wild Quinoa Pilaf - with Hemp Seeds  falls somewhere in the middle on that scale, primarily due to differences in people's palates. AlpineAire Freeze Dried Food Packets Opening the package, I immediately smelled a nice blend of spices, but also detected a strong hint of something that reminded me of hay, most likely… Full review

Rice Burrito Bowl Flavored with Beef

rated 4 of 5 stars A very tasty and satisfying freeze dried meal. Freeze dried food — some are good, others downright terrible. The AlpineAire Rice Burrito Bowl Flavored with Beef easily falls into the very good category. AlpineAire Freeze Dried Food Packets Opening the package, spicy aroma fills the air. The Mexican-style spices — red peppers, taco seasoning, and jalapeños — are very poignant. The ingredients — a mix of rice, beans, corn, onions, beef chunks, red and green peppers, and spices — are… Full review

Southwestern Style Masa with Beef

rated 2 of 5 stars Wow. Spicy. This is a pleasant diversion from the standard freeze-dried backpackers fare, at least in terms of texture. Masa being a corn meal product, it is obviously not a rice-based or pasta dish, and variety on a long trip can be very important. Beef and beans rehydrated well in the listed time. However, there seemed a little too much liquid left over at the end of even an extra "cooking" period. And the level of spice. Wow. Neither my partner nor I could really taste anything other than the… Full review

Key Lime Chicken

rated 3 of 5 stars A decent freeze-dried meal — perhaps not wholly satisfying, but it makes a nice change. One doesn't expect a flavor explosion from a citrus-based chicken and rice dish, and so this does not surprise.  However, there are those days when, after so many faux-mexi meals, a hiker just wants something mild, and a little different. That is what this meal is for.  The key lime flavor is good, but not overwhelming, and the chicken rehydrated sufficiently. The rice, as is usual with freeze-dried rice… Full review

Mesquite BBQ Seasoned Chicken with Beans & Rice

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Too salty and acidic. This product has good amount of meat and rice for a meal for a hungry man or couple of not-so-hungry people. But, it is too salty and too acidic so consuming it is a torture. I had to finish it anyway to have enough energy for an intense hike however it back-lashed with unusual thirst. Color of the product is questionable — bright brown-red, does not look natural, though the product does not pretend to be natural. Full review

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AlpineAire Foods Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Daniel Wins $300 Camp Kitchen from Katadyn, Optimus
Congratulations to member and gear reviewer Daniel Norgan! He won a backcountry kitchen package worth $300, thanks to Katadyn, Optimus, and AlpineAire. Read more
July 31, 2014

Last Week: Review Your Gear to Win Kataydn Kitchen
What's your most dependable outdoor gear? Review your gear, apparel, or footwear now through Wednesday, July 30, and you're entered to win $300 worth of great outdoor gear and trail food from Katadyn, Optimus, and AlpineAire. Read more
July 23, 2014

Filter, Food, Fire: Win $300 of Kataydn-Optimus Gear
Stay hydrated and well fed on the trail this summer, if you win $300 worth of outdoor gear and trail food from Katadyn, Optimus, and AlpineAire. Read more
July 16, 2014

Review Your Gear to Win $300 of Katadyn-Optimus Gear
Review your outdoor gear today and you're entered to win a complete backcountry camp kitchen worth $300, thanks to Katadyn, Optimus, and AlpineAire. Read more
July 9, 2014

Win a Backcountry Kitchen from Katadyn and Optimus
From stove to spoon, filter to food, we're giving one gear reviewer all the essentials for a backcountry camp kitchen, thanks to the folks at Katadyn, Optimus, and AlpineAire ($300 value). Read more
July 1, 2014

Instant Camp Eggs Cook-Off
Dehydrated and freeze-dried instant eggs can inspire strong reactions among outdoor enthusiasts. We wondered which, if any, were worth packing along on the trail and put a batch to the backcountry taste test. Read more
September 20, 2011


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